Algebra 1

In 5 years time I will be 3 times as old as my son. In 14 years time, the sum of our ages will be 62. Today the sum of our ages is

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  1. Me: m
    Son: s

    You can answer the question without knowing either age:

    In 14 years, I will be m+14, and son will be s+14

    m+14 + s+14 = 62
    m+s = 34

    However, I think they wanted you to solve two simultaneous equations:

    m+5 = 3(s+5)
    m+14 + s+14 = 62

    m=28, s=6
    check: 28+5 = 33 = 3(6+5)

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